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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 1, 1953, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited lor the Home CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH JOWANS NE1GHBO R S HOME EDITION VOL LIX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 1 1953 This 1apcr Consists of Two One No 71 NEW Julie Bliss 2 704 16th N E Lynn Kaufman 2 Pierce N W David Haynes 2 1008 1st N W Kathleen Dunn 3 414 Jefferson N W OlohoGnzctte photos by Musscr Biggest Bus Strike in N Y History Ties Up Celebrants NEW YORK MVNew York City was hit by the biggest bus strike in its history as the whistles and bells ushered in the New Year Eight thousandodd drivers and maintenance men on 125 routes were called out last midnight in a wagehour dispute Michael J Quill president of the CIO Transport Workers Union said the walkout would idle all 3500 buses of eight privately owned companies These companies carry about 3Vi million fares on a normal business day in Manhattan the Bronx Queens and the lower part of sub urban Westchester County The strike affected only a frac tion of Now Yorks vast subway clevatedbustrolley systems most of them owned and operated by the city The stoppage began on schedule at am EST as a snow and sleet storm swept thecity and kept many merrymakers indoors The city had ample warning of the strike but many New Years Eve celebrants had a difficult time getting home to areas serviced by the tiedup lines Quill who joined one of the picket lines thrown around com pany garages declared well stay out until we win Shortly after the strike started he said everything is going according to schedule The companies did not try to run any buses Roughly 7000 of those called out on strike are drivers City officials had up to the strike per suade the union to submit the dis pute to arbitration or mediation Contracts between the TWU and eight companies expired at mid night The strikes full impact will not be felt until the start of the busi ness week Monday With Thursday a holiday and Friday sandwiched in between the holiday and week end traffic normally would be rel atively light THRONGS WELCOME NEW weather fails to dampen the enthusiasmof thousands of New Yorkers as they pack Times Square to roar a noisy welcome to the New Year In upper background an illuminated clock marks the midnight hour ushering in See Congress Organization Soviets Turn Over Rails to Chinese MOSCOW Soviet press Thursday announced that Russia has turned over the vital Chang chun railway in Manchuria to Com munist China The transfer had been scheduled under treaties signed between the two nations The press announcements said the formal ceremony signalizing the turnover was held Wednesday Harbin Manchuria with A S Panyushkinv Soviet ambassador to China andRed Chinas Premier Chou EnLai participating The Chinese Changchun railway crosses Manchuria from east to west connecting with Soviet Siber ia on either side It also runs southward lo Yellow Sea ports The SovietChinese communique as re ported in the Moscow press and radio said the transfer conformed with the SovietChinese agreement of Feb 14 1950 The railway is a grouping of older lines It was organized under treaty signed between Russia Nationalist China in 1945 near close of World War II WASHINGTON IP Top Senate leaders saw little chance Thursday that the running battle over fili busters might prevent the Senate and the Congress from organizing Saturday Sen Robert A Taft of Ohio al ready taking over duties of ma jority leader and Sen Richard Russell of Georgia who usually knows what Southern Democrats will do scotched any such theory late Wednesday Taft after consulting Russell and many Republican senators told reporters he is confident the Senate can swear in the 36 sen ators elected this fall and conduct other opening day business Satur day before getting into a battle over the Senate rule that permits filibusters Russell an expert on Senate rules and traditions was equally confident no change will be made quickly in present Senate rules Tafts and Russells influence is enough to assure a Senate major ity on any key issue Three Democratic senators who class themselves as liberals Lehman of New York Douglas of Illinois and Humphrey of Minne sota already have promised an opening day fight They contend the present Senate rule which requires affirmative votes of GJ senators before debate can be limited and a filibuster choked makes it im possible to end the Senate talka thons used to kill legislation As an opening wedge in their efforts to force Senate votes on civil rights and other antidiscrim ination measures they want the Senate on opening day to adopt a new set of rules in which only the filibuster rule would be changed About The Weather Iowa Cloudy with fog in some areas Temperatures to stay be low freezing Light rain in the western part possibly turning to snow as it moves northward GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Thursday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m 27 21 23 World Has Prayers for New Year NEW YORK A warjitlerj world greeted 1958 Thursday with noisy toasts to better times am quiet prayers for pence The cup that cheers was drained from Times Square around the globe in plush night club anc honkytonk in town house and ten ement But the din could not drown ou the supplications of millions many with loved ones on the fight ing 1953 would end th shooting wars in Korea Indochina and Malaya and the cold war be tween East and West Peace Outlook President Truman figured th outlook for world peace better than it was avyear ago Gen Dwight D Eisenhower sooi to succeed him in the worlds big gest job had a New Years hopi that 1953 will bring back to u will agaii ntct6the world Prime Minister Winston Church ill on his way to see Eisenhowe and Truman joined fellow passen gers on the liner Queen Mary in welcoming the new year Greeted by a cheering crowd in the first class lounge he said I trust we will all have a safe passage to the other side of th world and will strengthen th bonds between England and th great republic of the Unitec States A snow and sleet storm tcnclcc to hold down the midnight strce crowds in Manhattan Time Square had a throng of 200000 a midnight police estimated In the past years the estimate has run up to one million Most night club and hotel pro prietors in New York wercn growling neither were many o them exactly the casl registers tune Church Attendance Among churches drawing large New Yeats Eve attendances were St Patricks Cathedral and the Episcopal Cathedral of St John the Divine Weather and other conditions af fectcd the size of the holiday turn outs in cities from coast to coast The traditional bowl football games held the sports spotlight in America Rose Bowl at Pasadena Calif Sugar Bowl at New Orleans Cotton Bowl at Dal las and Orange Bowl at Miami and others Plan Inquest in Shooting DES MOINES inquest into the death of DCS Moines policeman Kenneth E Lutz has been sched uled for next Wednesday by Dr Walter D Anderson deputy Polk County coroner Anderson said the inquestmight be secret Lutz 31 was found fatally wounded Saturday night in a bed room at the home of Mrs Pa tricia Newman 40 a police tele phone operator A bullet had passed through his head lodging in the ceiling Lutz died Tuesday at a Des Moines hospital Dr Andersons decision to hold an inquest came after 10 law en forcement officers representing DCS Moines Polk County and the state visited Mrs Newmans home Wednesday afternoon to reconstruct the scene of the shooting Dr Anderson said he plans to confer with County Ally Clyde E Herring to find out if the law per mits him to hold a secret inquest ff so the coroner said it will be conducted like a grand jury in vestigation with witnesses segre gated and the press and spectators barred Existence of Group Probing US Reds in UN Undecided WASHINGTON before a House investi gating committee left wide open Thursday the question whether there will be a renewed grand jury probe of alleged ommunist infiltration in Americas United Nations staff Two witnesses from the Justice Department disagreed the stand Wednesday about proposal to impanel a new rand jury to resume the work U S Attorney Myles J Lane of Yurk testified a new jury would renew the quest early next But Asst Atty Gen Charles DEFINITE A nitely a decoration as she poses as one of Cinderellas at tendants on the Cinderella float in the King Orange Jam boree in Miami Only 18 Fatalities Death in Slow Start on Nations Highways By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Death got off to a slow start on the nations streets and highways in the new year Only 18 traffic fatalities were reported onthe holiday period that began at 6 pm local time Wednesday and will end at midnight Sunday Jan 4 Accidents cost 744 lives in the 4day Christmas holiday period including a in traffic Bad weather in n the form of rain or snow in many areas may have slowed motorists The National Safety Council has estimated thai 410 Americans will Iowa Deaths By The Associated Tess Iowa ended the year 1952 with total of 562 traffic deaths a drop of 63 under the highway toil of the previous year Mrs William C Muggins 48 of Des Moines died in a hospi tal at Carroll Wednesday night of injuries suffered in an acci dent on Highway 30 east of Scranton Wednesday Victor Lawrence Otto 22 was killed in the crash Otto was a member of a prominent Storm Lake fam ily e killed in motor vehicle acci dents during the long New Year week end The council also has estimated he 1952 traffic death total at 38 fourth highest mark in he nations history Traffic deaths averaged 102 ivcry 24 hours in the first II months of 1952 That figure in ludcd deaths which occurred days r weeks njured after the victims were FUNERAL RITES SIOUX CITY Funeral serv ces tentatively have been set for aturday afternoon at Sioux City or the Rev George D Serrill 70 of the First Christian Church t Picrson whor died at a hospital ere Wednesday ed only minor Thursday probing attacks Boys Admit Farm Breakins A 20yearold Garner youth Arthur Hanson and Jack Seifcrt 17 Britt were arrested llliujuai WIUllia WVCK here Wednesday by Hancock Counkilled in close fighting with hand ty Sheriff L M Erower and grenades and rifles in nom charged with larceny in the night time after confessing to at least 15 Reef Threat of Offensive Fizzles Out SEOUL UP A Communist propaganda threat of a giant new years offensive fizzled to nothing Thursday and instead the Reds cowered in their holes under a mighty barrage fired from every Allied big gun and mortar alon the front exactly at midnight Gen James A Van Fleet said Allied casualties on the last day of the year were the lowest for the entire month of December Allied Salvo The mighty Allied salvo on this he third New Years Day of the Korean war was both a gesture f confidence and a fiery reminder o he Reds that American troops ind their UN Allies were in Korea 0 slay until an honorable peace vas reached The Air Force disclosed that dur ng the month of December Al icd Sabrejets destroyed MIG15 icts at better than a 14 to 1 ratio Twentyseven Red jets were nocked down eight more proba bly destroyed and others dam Tgcd Two Sabre jets were lost in lucls during the 20 days air fight ng went on seven planes of var ous types were lost to ground fire and eight others lostto various causes Probing Attacks Instead of the general offen sive of which enemy loudspeak ers had boasted the Reds attempt Two Chinese platoons converged on South Korea outpost bunkers east of Sniper Ridge on the west central front but were driven northward after a twoandahalf lour skirmish Twenty Communist soldiers were B Murray differed and said he would carry his protest to Atty Gen James P McGranery Acheson Testifies Secretary of State Acheson who testified for an hour and 35 min utes defended his aides against charges they were lain screening disloyal Americans in the UN We are doing the bestwe can he said The headed Judiciary by Rep Subcommittee Chelf DKy aired charges Wednesday that the Stale and Justice Departments lampercd a New York grand jury jy trying to delay or tone down its report filed Dec 2 Spokesmen from both ngencies vigorously denied the charges before the committee The committee now in the por silion of watching to see what cderal authorities will do about breakins to farm homes in Han cock Cerro Gordo Palo Alto Floyd Cay Kossuth Franklin and perhaps Wright Counties The youths arc being held in jail at Emmctsburg in lieu of bond each after waiving prelim inary hearing before Justice of the Peace D E Williams here Brower said that the boys ad milted taking watches money Christmas packages and other items from at least 15 farm homes in the eightcounty area They told Brower that they would go out about G pm checking farm yards garages and the homes to see if the farmers car was around or if there were lights on in the house If the way was clear they would proceed to burglarize the house Cerro Gordo County Sheriff Cal Dwan and DetectiveLeo Risacher of the Mason City Police Depart ment were among the officers questioning the youths who told of breaking into several farm homes in and near Mason City TRANSPORT ARRIVES SAN FRANCISCO trans port Gen A W Brewster arrives Thursday with 1027 Army aifd 950 Air Force personnel from Korea land on the western front Three Chinese platoons were smashed back in the Kelly Hill sector northwest of Yonchon Al lied troops pulled back from one advance position but reoccupied it later after Allied artillery pounded the small Red attacking force Italy Will Bar U S Deportees ROME W A foreign office spokesman said Thursday that Italy will bar the entry of Italian born racketeers who may be de ported after dcnaluralization pro ceedings by the United States The decision may affect such per sons as Frank Costello Joe Adonis and Thomas ThreeFinger Brown if the US takes away their Ameri can citizenship he probe has only two days of ife left It dissolves officially with the ex piration of thft 82nd Congress Fri lay But Rep Keating he ranking Republican member says he wil seek to have it re created by the new Congress con cning Saturday Acheson insisted that disloyal Americans in the UN have not en langered national security but have given this country a bad iamc and a black eye He said I do agree more drastic meas ircs are necessary and more dras ic measures are being taken Right to Interfere Murray chief of the depart nents Criminal Division said Mc Grancry has1 the right to interfere vith anything that is wrong And he believes a grand jury has no right to proceed unless it be licvcs it can return an indict ment The New York jury re turned no indictments but called for continued inyostigci SAME DATE1M1425 tion Achesons comment that national securitywas not harmed by dis loyal Americans in the UN brought a sharp retort from Sen OConor a member of the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee The Senate group also has taken up the grand jurys charges It is my definite belief OCon or said in a statement Thursday that their employment and their continued service in the UN has been a constant threat to our na tions welfare People who are under Communist discipline cer tainly are not striving to advance Americas welfare Hands Off Testimony developed that the State Department under Secretary James F Byrnes now governor South Carolina took a handsoff policy toward UN organization in 1946 and it wasnt until 1949 that a confidential arrangement was set up for the UN to get a check I on the loyalty of U S citizens it hired Then the committee was told a group of employes evaluators set to combing files of the FBI and other intelligence agen cies for information reflecting on the loyalty or integrity oi UN workers Y v   

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